Resetting Services to Disabled Children
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic many services for disabled children paused. When they restarted, services were often provided in a different way, usually online. Many families of disabled children have struggled to cope during the pandemic.
Funded by NIHR this research study aims to find out what impact the changes in services have had on children’s health and wellbeing. The researchers want to find out which changes worked well, which changes were not supportive for families and disabled children, and why. They are working with families and professionals from the NHS, social care and education to show how services could be delivered better to provide high quality care to disabled children as the NHS is remodeled. They also want to define minimum acceptable, effective core health service provision for future emergencies and lockdowns.